TTYTYPE(5) Linux Programmer's Manual TTYTYPE(5)
ttytype - terminal device to default terminal type mapping
The /etc/ttytype file associates termcap(5)/terminfo(5) terminal type
names with tty lines. Each line consists of a terminal type, followed
by whitespace, followed by a tty name (a device name without the /dev/)
This association is used by the program tset(1) to set the environment
variable TERM to the default terminal name for the user's current tty.
This facility was designed for a traditional time-sharing environment
featuring character-cell terminals hardwired to a UNIX minicomputer.
It is little used on modern workstation and personal UNIX systems.
the tty definitions file.
A typical /etc/ttytype is:
termcap(5), terminfo(5), agetty(8), mingetty(8)
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